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FISH Creek has held off a fast-
finishing DWWWWs to record an
18-point victory at Terrill Park.
The Allies had the better of the
opening minutes and attacked early,
and the crowd didn’t have to wait
long for the first goal when Jimmy
Phillips marked strongly and kicked
truly from 50m out, directly in front.
Fishy answered immediately
through Andrew Seccull, who
snapped truly after a fine pick-up
under pressure at full speed.
The home side was starting to
get on top around the ground and
looked good with ball movement
and run across the ground.
Further goals to Fish Creek via
Justin Smith, Travis Manne and
Chad Macri, who is back into the
senior side after a wretched run of
injuries, gave the Kangaroos a han-
dy 17-point lead at the first change.
Fishy defender Jack Hayes had
the big task of curbing the Allies’
star forward Kael Bergles and did
a great job in the opening term.
Fishy opened the second quarter
looking very dangerous with goals
to Lachie Park and youngster Sam
McGannon stretching the margin
to 31 points.
The Allies are a good side though
and they weren’t going to lie down.
Two very quick goals to the dan-
gerous Bergles reduced the margin
and the game was red hot.
The pressure from both sides
was tremendous and neither side
was taking a backward step with
the footy very hotly contested.
A steadying goal to Fishy through
Blaine Coates gave the Kangaroos a
28-point advantage at the main break.
The second half got underway
in the same fashion as the first
ended, with plenty of feeling in
the game and both sides going ex-
tremely hard at the footy.
The opening goal went to Fish
Creek via the dangerous Smith
and with a little longer delay get-
ting the ball back to the centre af-
ter a trip into the creek, tempers
boiled over and there was a bit of
push and shove on the Allies’ half
This resulted in a free kick
against the Allies in the centre
and the Kangaroos made them
pay when Matt Taylor’s kick found
Brent Cooper who passed to a
leading Jake Buckland.
The kick from Buckland was a
good one and the lead was out to
But the Allies answered once
again through Phillips only a min-
ute later and there was still plenty
left in the game.
A fairly even last 15 minutes
of the third quarter was a crowd
pleaser with neither team backing
down and both sides adding a fur-
ther two goals apiece.
The Allies added another after
the three-quarter time siren from
the lively Hayden Egerton, who was
getting plenty of the ball.
Both sides went to their respec-
tive huddles fired up and there was
plenty of banter and feeling left in
the match, with the Allies down by
The final quarter remained very
entertaining, as the Kangaroos
started the better of the two sides
and Buckland added two goals to
his tally in the opening 10 minutes
to make it very hard for the Allies.
The margin was out to seven
goals again, but to their credit, the
Allies came again, and quick goals
to Brandon Nolan and Anthony
Sigeti had them up and about and
the Kangaroos defending hard.
Strong defensive marking by
Fishy’s Hayes, Jarrod Blenkinsop
and Ryan McGannon cut off scor-
ing opportunities, but the Allies
continued to push.
A strong mark and goal to Allies’
Cameron McKenzie and another
goal to livewire Atkins cut the mar-
gin back to three goals.
But time was running out and
the Kangaroos had done enough to
hang on for a very hard fought and
well-earned 18-point victory.
The Kangaroos have the bye
this week while the Allies travel to
Meeniyan to face MDU.
TOORA controlled play throughout the con-
test to come away with a commanding 68-point
win over local rival Foster at Toora.
With star forward Russell Robertson pulling
on the boots for Hampton Park in a one-off ap-
pearance, fellow forward Luke Manders filled
the void brilliantly, troubling defenders all day
and booting seven majors.
Foster matched its highly-fancied opponent in
the opening term but let themselves down with
an inaccurate 1.5 as Toora capitalised to take a
10-point lead into the first break.
The Magpies gradually built on its lead and
by three-quarter time they had the luxury of a
The home side ran the match out strongly in
the final term, booting seven goals to one in the
final term to run out convincing winners.
Michael O’Sullivan was at his best winning
disposal after disposal, Jayden Attard was an-
other major ball winner and Ben Wells has slot-
ted into the Toora side nicely, being named in
the best players in all three matches so far.
Coach Jack Weston played the perfect side-
kick role to Manders up forward with four
For Foster, Josh Toner, James Cook and
Luke Mann were amongst the best, while Todd
Holman slotted three goals up forward.
Toora is at home again this week when it
hosts an improving Tarwin fresh from the bye,
while Foster will host Stony Creek.
ROUND 4 SENIORS
7.7 11.7 13.10 (88)
GOALS, Fish Creek: J. Buckland 3, J. Smith, L. Park 2;
A. Seccull, C. Macri, B. Coates, O. Straw, S. McGannon,
T. Manne 1 ea.
BEST: J. Blenkinsop, J. Hayes, T. Cameron, J. Buckland,
L. Park, B. Cooper.
GOALS, DWWWW: K. Bergles, J. Phillips, D. Atkins 2;
A. Sigeti, H. Egerton, C. McKay, C. McKenzie, B. Nolan
BEST: M. Homer, M. Sigeti, T. Sabec, C. McKenzie,
C. McKay, D. Atkins.
6.3 10.9 17.10 (112)
GOALS, Toora: L. Manders 7, J. Weston 4, J. Attard 2,
B. Wells, P. Grant, B. Scarcella, R. Jaroszczuk 1 ea.
BEST: M. O’Sullivan, L. Manders, J. Attard, B. Wells,
J. Weston, B. Scarcella.
GOALS, Foster: T. Holman 3, M. Howell, L. Galle,
T. Van Dyke 1 ea.
BEST: J. Toner, J. Cook, L. Mann, J. Steen, B. Cripps,
Stony Creek 5.6 9.11 16.16 25.19 (169)
GOALS, Stony Creek: K. Baskaya 13, J. Cameron 3,
J. Cann, J. Byrnes 2; W. Collins, G. Angelopoulos,
J. Gee, S. Marriott, C. Mackie 1 ea.
BEST: J. Cameron, K. Baskaya, S. Marriott, J. Cann,
W. Collins, D. Zuidema.
GOALS, M.D.U.: M. Laskey, M. Smith, M. Smith 1 ea.
BEST: T. Corry, M. Smith, J. Kennedy, C. Harris,
S. Wilson, D. Thorson.
6.9 10.13 (73)
GOALS, Fish Creek: D. Devonshire 7, A. Bright 5,
C. Batten 3, J. Standfield , J. Danckert 1 ea.
BEST: D. Devonshire, L. Edgelow, J. Danckert, T. Mills,
T. Redpath, T. McGannon.
GOALS, DWWWW: L. Fakos, J. Arter, L. Sketcher,
M. Daoud 2; L. Thomas, K. Dorling 1 ea.
BEST: J. Arter, L. Fakos, J. Lamont, M. Daoud,
S. Bishop, L. Sketcher.
6.4 11 .6
GOALS, Toora: A. Sheedy 5, G. Jones 2, B. Scammell,
D. Knee, S. Benton, L. Toner, M. Stone 1 ea.
BEST: H. Hanratty, K. Pavlou, L. Toner, C. Ferguson,
M. Stone, A . Sheedy.
GOALS, Foster: S. Brett, J. Midwinter, J. Bright 1 ea.
BEST: S. Dobson, D. La Casa, B. Campbell, J. Moore,
J. Bright, D. Hateley.
Stony Creek 4.3
7.5 11 .7 13.13 (91)
GOALS, Stony Creek: J. Byrnes 4, B. Byrnes,
B. McKnight 2; E. Taylor, S. Cope, M. Dyer,
R. Harrington, N. Nowell-Svenson 1 ea.
BEST: E. Taylor, B. Byrnes, J. Byrnes, T. Jenkin,
N. Nowell-Svenson, T. Stone.
GOALS, M.D.U.: N. Mathieson, D. Park, L. Campbell,
L. Harris, B. Park 1 ea.
BEST: N. Mathieson, R. Livingstone, N. Tuckett,
L. Harris, A. Campbell, M. Newton.
GOALS, Toora: A. Hewson 2, J. Gay, A. Rhodes,
L. O’Neill, D. O’Keefe, J. Platt, K. Swart 1 ea.
BEST: A. Hewson, L. Ireland, K. Pavlou, J. Gay,
O. Cashmore, L. O’Neill.
GOALS, Foster: R. Angwin, Z. Duursma 2 ea.
BEST: Z. Burrowes, B. Cripps, R. Angwin, L. Rathjen,
B. Prain, O. Cox.
Stony Creek 4.3
GOALS, Stony Creek: C. Cary 3, B. Bacon, J. Bright 2;
J. Phillips, D. Williams 1 ea.
BEST: J. Phillips, J. Bright, L. Thomas, A . Lacanaria,
D. Williams, R. Baudinette.
GOALS, M.D.U.: B. Cantwell, L. Smith 1 ea.
BEST: S. Bright, S. Pearce, S. Murphy, B. Cantwell,
J. Tom, J. Gourlay.
K. Bergles (DWWWW) 21
R. Robertson (Toora) 15
K. Baskaya (S Ck) 15
A. Bright (F. Ck) 14
D. Devonshire (F. Ck) 12
J. Arter (DWWWW) 9
C. Cary (S. Ck) 10
Z. Duursma (Foster) 7
A. Wilson (F. Ck) 6
STONY Creek spearhead Kerem Baskaya
was unstoppable at the Stony Creek Race -
course on Saturday, booting 13 goals in a
149-point drubbing of neighbour MDU.
The veteran will be thankful that Stony
Creek officials talked him out of retirement
during the preseason as he wound back the
clock with a goal-kicking clinic.
The Lions were untroubled by the hapless
Demons from the beginning, registering five
goals by quarter time while the Demons failed
to trouble the scorers, to set up at 36-point
lead at the first break.
The pain didn’t stop there as the Lions con-
tinued to sink the boot, particularly in the sec-
ond half where they booted 16 goals to one,
including a powerful nine -goal final term.
New recruit Jake Cameron had another
sensational game for the Lions, Sam Mar-
riott continued his fine start to the season
and Jamie Cann is starting to build his form
after being a late inclusion to the Lions side
The usual suspects in coach Tom Corry,
Matt Smith and Jason Kennedy battled for
the Demons, who had too few contributors on
a tough day.
Their season doesn’t get any easier when it
hosts DWWWW this week, while Stony Creek
will be looking for back-to -back wins when it
travels to Foster.
The ball spills free as Stony Creek’s Sam Marriott and MDU’s Cal Hutcheson battle it out in
a one-sided contest that saw the Lions prevail by 149 points. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning-@
Baker’s dozen for Baskaya
Toora thumps neighbour
Fishy rises to challenge
DWWWW’s Chris McKay has Fish Creek’s Ryan McGannon hot on
his heels during a hard-fought contest at Fish Creek.
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